Healthcare Industry News: Boston Scientific
News Release - April 30, 2018
Boston Scientific Closes NxThera AcquisitionMARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 30, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the close of its acquisition of NxThera. The company developed the Rezūm® system, a minimally invasive therapy (MIT) for patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). With the completion of the acquisition, NxThera will become part of the Boston Scientific Urology and Pelvic Health business.
"We are confident in the potential for this system to help patients with BPH and increase the number of men choosing MITs, because it offers long-term relief from symptoms without the side effects of medications," said Dave Pierce, executive vice president and president, MedSurg, Boston Scientific. "The minimally invasive therapy segment is the fastest growing category in the treatment of BPH and, as an office-based procedure, the Rezūm system is appealing to patients, clinicians and payers."
The Boston Scientific Urology and Pelvic Health business provides a range of treatment options for men's and women's urological and gynecological conditions. The Rezūm system complements the company's existing portfolio of treatment options for symptomatic BPH, which includes the GreenLight XPSTM Laser Therapy system and holmium laser platforms.
The two organizations announced a definitive agreement on March 21, 2018 for Boston Scientific to acquire NxThera.
About Boston Scientific
Boston Scientific transforms lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, we advance science for life by providing a broad range of high performance solutions that address unmet patient needs and reduce the cost of healthcare. For more information, visit www.bostonscientific.com and connect on Twitter and Facebook.
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